Methadone And Methadose The Same?

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MomaKittie Says:

Are Methadone and Methadose the same thing? I am on Methadone right now, and I am tired of going to a clinic everyday. Can a doctor prescribe me Methadose once a month? Thanks

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Pip Says:

Stay clean and in 1 year you'll be going 1 or 2 x week

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carrie Says:

Methadose is the liquid form of methadone and in my state (OH) it's what is given at the clinics. You would have to check your local laws but generaly speaking methadone maintenance is only done at a federaly regulated clinic and not in a Dr office. Have you considered Suboxone? The laws governing that are not as strict and alot of Dr's can prescribe it although they do have to apply for the rights to prescribe it.

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Verwon Says:

Carrie is correct. Methadose does contain Methadone, so it is the same thing, but when given for addiction treatment, it cannot always be prescribed as a take home medication.

The laws on that can vary according to your location and, most general practitioners are not going to want to prescribe it for such things, because they aren't specially trained in the use of it for addiction.

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Methadone/­

In some areas, it can be done as a weekly or bi-monthly take home, but some do not allow this.

The same applies to the Suboxone, you would have to see a doctor that specializes in the use of it. It can be given as a take home prescription, but this is usually not done, right away, so you would still have to make regular trips to the treating doctor's office.

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Suboxone/­

Are there any other questions or comments?

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Joseph Says:

Same thing, Methadose is just a brand name made by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

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Joseph Says:

Re: carrie (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Methadose is also available in a 40 mg.white tablet, dispersible in water.

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BigD1690 Says:

I get my methadone weekly prescribed, as told my doc I wasn't having folks think "omg he's been on heroin at some point." Wrong. Instead of losing my job and walking round like a zombie after I was on all-sorts after based in Ulster during troubles I take 40 ml methadone hydrochloride daily and I'm a hands on dad with full time job. So methadone saved my life after I was blown up on Helmand. F*** all these benzos and loads other tablets for pain and PTSD so methadone saved my marriage and life.

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Joseph Says:

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Been on methadone maintenance over twenty years now because of the Glutethimide and Codeine combination and I go to the clinic every 27 days. I get 27 take homes. To get to that phase you have to be consistently drug free and the swab tests are always clean. A patient has to work their way up to my phase, which is the maximum number of take home bottles you can receive. When you first get on the program you don't get any take homes, after three consecutive clean swabs you are eligible for the saturday take home, and so on.

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Joseph Says:

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Mine too. Methadone has been nothing but beneficial to me. I go to the clinic once every four weeks and I have been clean for quite a few years now.

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Joseph Says:

Re: Joseph (# 8) Expand Referenced Message

Methadose is just a brand name for Methadone that's made by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Same thing. Think of it this way, Advil is a brand name for Ibuprofen, Motrin is a brand name for Ibuprofen. They are the same, just made by different companies. BTW, Mallinckrodt, who makes Methadose, is a leader in the field of opiate manufacturing. It is the only pharmaceutical company that can manufacture and import cocaine. Used mainly by Ears, Nose, And Throat physicians as a local anesthetic. Also, one of a couple of companies that imports opium poppies in the rawest form, Papaver Somniferum.

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Pete Says:

You can get it monthly but you'll have to go to a pain clinic for pain. The best way is to go to a doctor for back pain and ask him to refer you to a p c.

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